Khadi (pronounced Khādī) came into being during the ‘Swadeshi’ freedom movement led by Mahatma Gandhi, also known as the Father of the Nation for India.
Gandhiji got the nation to accept khadi not just as a fabric but a way of life.
The creation of khadi and its propagation was meant to generate employment, income and independence.
Khadi became an essential element in the emerging self-sustaining economy.
Spinning yarn on a Charkha (spinning wheel) was the way khadi fabric was created, therefore it is a hand-spun and hand-woven fabric from cotton fiber.
Khadi is known for its coarse texture, comfortable feel and has the property to keep warm in winter and cool in summer. Khadi is eco-friendly and one of the world’s most breathable fabrics.
Post-independence, the government conceived the ‘Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)’ through the Act of Parliament in 1957. The aim of its formation was to provide employment via salable items created by artisans and thereby uplifting the poor and establishing a strong rural community.
We @GingerBandar believe in the Khadi Philosophy which speaks of the symbolism of this fabric as so pure and inert to change for better, stronger and independent times.
We also support the government’s mission to continue to promote the hand-made khadi fabric bringing together artisans from all over rural India. Thus we present to you our collection from the government’s khadi institution.